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Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner Wednesday in Fredonia

Knights of Columbus Fredonia Council 7921 will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall on Moore Avenue in Fredonia. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children.

Rabies immunization clinic Saturday

A Department of Health rabies immunization clinic is set for Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Town of Ark-wright Highway Building at 9531 Center Road, Fredonia with Dr. Katie Ball.

‘Ready Set Wear It’ life jacket world record bid Saturday at city pier

Help set the world record for the most life jackets being worn at the same time around the world.

Come to “Ready, Set, Wear It!” Saturday at the Dunkirk Pier, Route 5, Dunkirk. The international effort is sponsored by the National Safe Boating Council and the Canadian Safe Boating Council. Contact Judy at 672-7992 to register or sign in at the Coast Guard Tent at the pier.

Hydrant flushing set

Portland/Pomfret water customers in Van Buren Point, Bay and Greencrest areas will have their hydrants flushed Wednes-day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Water may be turbulent.

Author to appear

at library Wednesday

Local young adult author J. Andersen will be at the Ahira Hall Memorial Library in Brocton on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Andersen is the author of the USA Best Book Award finalist novel, “At What Cost,” and will be on hand to discuss her book, as well as her experience through publishing, writing and using the literary elements.

For more information, call the library 792-9418.

Westfield Republican fundraiser Friday

Westfield Republican Committee will hold its annual Spring Fundraiser at Noble Winery Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Appetizers, wine and non-alcoholic punch will be served. The committee will introduce the Republican candidate for County Executive, Vincent Horrigan. In attendance and seeking reelection will be Town Councilman Ray Schu-ster, Town Justice Jerry La-porte, County District At-torney David Foley, County Legislator John Hemmer and representing Senator Cathy Young, Kevin Mul-downy. Congressman Tom Reed will be represented by Jacqueline Chiarot.

Tickets are $15 per person or $25 for a couple and are available from Marilyn Hemmer at 326-3504 and from committee members. A tour of the winery will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Chamber meets on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

The Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting Wednes-day at 1 p.m. in the second floor conference room at Dunkirk City Hall.

Beth Smeader, executive director of the Great Lakes Experience, will provide chamber members with an update on plans for the Great Lakes Experience Festival to be held at Memorial Park on June 15. Other business will include a progress report on the Regional Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan, reports from the executive committee, and reports from various stakeholder groups.

After the chamber meeting, about 2:15, the Great Lakes Festival planning committee will meet in the city hall conference room. Individuals or groups interested in knowing more about the Festival are invited to attend that meeting.

Relay for Life Bake Sale

Friday from 10 a.m. to sold out, there will be a fundraiser bake sale at the Fredonia Walmart to support Terry’s Troopers Relay for Life team. Stop by and buy some homemade baked goods.

An invitation to walk

The Allegheny Foothills Chapter of the New York Forest Owners Association is inviting the public to join them Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon for an informative and fun walk in a local woodlot. The walk will be led by Master Forest Owner Volunteers affiliated with Cornell Cooperative Extension and will include information on tree identification, wetlands, wildflowers, wildlife and other related topics. The important ecological and economic benefits New York’s forests provide will be discussed, as well as the many threats facing the future forest.

The AFC woodswalk will be held at Bill Dorman’s property, accessed from 8283 Shumla Road, Cassadaga.

Coffee and doughnuts will be provided beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Participants are invited to bring a lunch (drinks will be provided) and enjoy it on the property after the walk.

Families are encouraged to attend; provide adult supervision for your children.

Attendance is free, but please call Bill at 640-4305 so he can plan for parking, guides, and drink.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office to offer boater safety class

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office will host a New York state Safe Boating Course Saturday and Sunday at the Sala-manca High School. The course runs 8 a.m. to noon both days and students must attend both days.

To register call the sheriff’s office at 938-9191 ext. 0. This class is for adults and children. Youths at least 10 years of age but less than 18 may not operate a motor boat without adult supervision unless the youth holds a safety certificate issued by New York State Parks.

Operators may not operate a personal watercraft unless they are at least 14 years of age and hold a boater safety certificate is-sued by New York State Parks.

On Saturday, the class will participate in the National Safe Boating Week, “Ready, Set, Wear It!” life jacket world record day event. If you are not planning on attending the course, you may come and help set the world record for the most life jackets being worn. Come to the high school at 11:45 a.m. with your life jacket for the photo to be counted in the event.

Endorsement resumes sought by County Conservative Party

Pat Lucariello, secretary of the Chautauqua County Conservative Party, is entertaining resumes for those who would like to be endorsed by the Party.

Send resumes to Pat Lucariello, 5535 Weaver Road, Bemus Point, 14712. Lucariello can also be reached at 969-1225.

Portland special

meeting this afternoon

The Portland supervisor has called a special board meeting today at 4 p.m. at the Town Hall to discuss the opening in the Code Enforcement Office.

Gas prices unchanged

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.67/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester. This compares with the national average that has increased 6.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.57/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Rochester during the past week, prices Sunday were 27.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 9.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 5.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 15.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.